In the world of manufacturing and industry, daily wear and tear on machines and equipment is an unavoidable reality. However, the costs associated with abrasion, impact, and corrosion-related breakdowns can be substantial. Not only does production come to a halt, but the expenses for repairs and downtime can quickly escalate.
Precision is Key
Sioux Rubber & Urethane provides high-quality custom rubber products – like press pads – that are designed to meet the specific needs and requirements of each individual customer, ensuring optimal performance and longevity. We believe that precision is the key to success, and that's why we take great care in preparing each HawkPad. Our team of experts ensures that the dimensions of each pad are custom-made to meet the specific needs of our clients. We double and triple-check our plan before beginning the process to ensure that everything is perfect.
Sioux Rubber & Urethane’s HawkPadⓇ is the premier press pad for commercial die-cutting products. One of our most popular products since its creation, this cutting-edge pad allows for consistently deep and precise cuts, time after time.
Those in the commercial die-cutting industry understand how important it is to have a press pad that is resistant to impact and is strong enough to withstand thousands of cuts. Traditional gum rubber press pads work for a time but ultimately wear out relatively quickly. We knew that our proprietary Endurawear urethane could be instrumental in a press-pad solution that would save our customers time and money.
Sioux Rubber & Urethane’s HawkPadⓇ is the premier press pad for commercial die-cutting products. One of our most popular products since its introduction, this cutting-edge pad allows for consistently deep and precise cuts, time after time. Curious how we are able to create a product that so far outperforms the competition? Let’s take a look at the five steps of HawkPad production, and see why we are the go-to press pad provider for customers in the cardboard packaging industry.
Honeycomb cardboard is used as protective packaging for items as small as household appliances, and as large as temporary building structures. Honeycomb cardboard is made of kraft paper that is shaped into hexagonal cells and glued together to form a board. Then, firm cardboard is attached to both sides of the honeycomb like a sandwich. Using the honeycomb paper between the two firmer boards creates high tensile strength, which is ideal for the transportation of appliances and other large items that need to be protected. This product has to be measured and cut using 50 to 100-ton presses, and the die-cutting process must be strong, precise, and resilient. With the HawkPad by Sioux Rubber and Urethane, manufacturers of honeycomb cardboard are able to make a high-quality product that lasts longer and saves money.
When your machines or equipment breaks down due to abrasion, impact or corrosion issues, you’re losing money. Daily wear and tear is common, but your equipment is only designed to take so much. When this happens, not only has production stopped but the costs quickly add up with repairs and downtime. We developed rubber and urethane products that take the daily abuse from abrasion, impact and corrosion, saving your equipment and protecting your materials. Better yet, when the rubber or urethane wears out, that’s all that needs to be replaced, saving you time and money.
Abrasion, heavy impact and corrosion are three problems that damage your expensive machinery. Daily wear and tear leads to breakdowns, and until you’re back up and running, you’re losing money. We understand this better than anyone which is why we’ve developed an entire menu of rubber and urethane products that help your expensive equipment last and keep production moving.
The HawkPad, by Sioux Rubber & Urethane, is saving manufacturers thousands of dollars in press pad replacements. That’s because the HawkPad has been shown to last two- to four times longer than traditional press pads. This durability adds up to big savings – thousands of dollars per year, per machine, in material costs alone.
The HawkPad, by Sioux Rubber & Urethane, is changing the way companies in the paper-based honeycomb manufacturing industry do business. These companies manufacture honeycomb cardboard. This material is used for protective packaging of appliances, glass and furniture and even for structural applications like household doors and temporary building structures.